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Welcome to the Financial Aid Office

Student StudyingWelcome to the Financial Aid Office. We have many resources available to you on this site. You'll find information on applying for financial aid, completing your loan counseling interview, downloading forms, scholarships, and more. If you can't find what you're looking for, just contact us. We're here to help.

Important Announcements

  • Time Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility for First-Time Borrowers:

     For first time Federal student loan borrowers on or after July 1, 2013, there is a limit on the time you can receive a Direct Subsidized loan.  Subsidized loan eligibility will be limited to 150 percent of the published length of your academic program.  After you have received Direct Subsidized loans for your maximum eligibility period, you will only be eligible to borrow Direct Unsubsidized loans.  Also, if you continue to be enrolled in an undergraduate program after receiving the maximum Direct Subsidized Loans, you will be responsible for the interest that accrues on your subsidized loans. Loan fees on the Federal Direct Loan program are increasing.  First disbursements made on or after December 1, 2013 will be assessed new loan fees of 1.072 percent for Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans and 4.288 percent for Direct PLUS loans (both parent and graduate student PLUS Loans).

  • New for the 2014-2015 school year: students from middle class families will have access to FREE financial assistance to help pay for college. California recently enacted a new scholarship program, the Middle Class Scholarship. Students with family incomes of up to $150,000 may be eligible. Apply for financial aid by the March 2, 2014 deadline at AB 540 students may also qualify and should file their Dream application at Contact the Financial Aid Office at (310) 243-3691 or visit for more information.
  • 2014-2015 Financial Aid Application & Deadlines
    Beginning January 1, 2014, you may complete, electronically sign and submit your 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by visiting The filing deadline for the FAFSA is Monday, March 3, 2014.  To reduce possible mistakes and streamline the financial aid application process, students and parents may be eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval process. To use this feature, we strongly encourage you and/or your parents to file your federal tax returns as early as possible before completing the FAFSA.

    The deadline to submit all requested documents is Thursday, May 15, 2014.  Only students that meet both deadlines (March 3 and May 15) will have their tuition fees deferred.  Students not meeting the deadlines MUST pay their tuition fees from their own resources by the payment deadline.

    The Financial Aid Office can not accept copies of the student and/or parent federal tax return.  If requested, students and parents will be required to submit an IRS Tax Transcript.  You may request a FREE of charge transcript of the 2013 federal tax return from the IRS in one of four ways:
    • Online at
    • By calling 1-800-908-9946
    • Go in-person to a local IRS Office 
    • By mail using the IRS Form 4506T-EZ

    For more detailed information on how to request a federal tax transcript, please visit:

  • Your financial aid award might be waiting for you! Find out more here.
  • Updated California Dream Act Information

Award Guide


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We are committed to providing quality service, guidance and resources to students in the pursuit of their educational goals. We are also committed to providing accurate information about the financial aid process, and supporting the overall campus mission.

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